Monday, December 14, 2009

Snowy Paper Candles

 
Here's a fun project creating something from (almost) nothing. All you need is a sheet of white computer paper, a hole punch and glue. To make the paper column cut a sheet of 8 1/2" x 11 white paper in half and fold it over and over until you have a tube measuring 5 1/2" x 1 1/4" (approximate). Don't crease the folds to tightly. Using a hole punch, start at one end and punch holes through the folded paper. Punch lots of holes close together at the "top" and gradually decrease the number of holes as you work your way down to the "bottom" of the candle. Make sure to punch randomly unless you want a formal pattern. Unroll the tube of paper and flatten out the creases ( I used an iron because I creased some of the folds too tightly!). Put glue along one edge and attached it to the other side to form a column. Make several in different heights and group them together with battery powered tea lights inside. DO NOT USE REAL CANDLES! Enjoy.
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3 comments:

Carole M. said...

I loved this idea! Thanks for sharing your creativity Mike.

Daria said...

These are so pretty! I like the safety of these battery-operated tealights, but I hate the look of them. This disguises them beautifully. I've already made one. Thank you.

BurningRubber said...

Very cool! You have some of the greatest ideas!